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On display August 19-October 7, 2013

Robert W. ClevelandNATURE'S PRESENCE: MACRO-BOTANICAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Robert W. Cleveland
Robert W. Cleveland was an advertising photographer for 30 years after studying botany at Alma College and art at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. His macro-botanical landscapes allow the eye to travel beneath the surface of reality into a realm of visual surprises of texture, color, light and design. Cleveland sees his photographs as metaphorical, inviting viewers to experience the totality of nature’s presence and the wonderment and tranquility it can evoke. Cleveland resides in Michigan, but also enjoys exploring Hawaii, Japan, Europe, the western United States as well as Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 19-October 7, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Hank FleischerARCHITECTURAL POLYHEDRONS: RE-PURPOSED PAPER
Hank Fleischer
Hank Fleischer was born in Paris, France in 1923 and came to New York as a young boy in 1930. His career was in engineering, with degrees from the College of the City of New York and Columbia University. A love of art was instilled in him by his father, who drew on his experience as a tailor of fine ladies clothing to create beautiful floral paintings. Fleischer’s designs begin with triangles and bow compasses and are brought to life using re-purposed file folders. He creates geometrical art forms out of the folders by cutting, folding and pasting them by hand. Fleisher’s work has been exhibited, among others, at Huron Valley Council for the Arts, Highland, MI and the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 19-October 7, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


UMHS Employee Art Exhibition ANNUAL EMPLOYEE ART EXHIBITION
Each year Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of artwork by U-M Health System faculty, staff, students, volunteers and family members. It is our pleasure to display the artistic accomplishments and showcase the exceptional talent and creativity of our UMHS family. For this eagerly anticipated annual event, there are ribbon awards for Best in Category and Best in Show, and a People's Choice award will be determined by the votes of visitors to the exhibit. Winners will be announced at the Artist Reception and Award Ceremony to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the exhibit gallery. More info.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 19-October 7, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Carol HannaSONGS OF THE BIRDS: AIRBRUSHED ACRYLICS
Carol Hanna
Mixing science and art, local artist Carol Hanna interprets the songs of birds using visual language that represents the color of the birds and the notes of their songs. The various stripe combinations of vibrating color in each painting represent each individual bird’s measure of time or rhythm, the pitch or frequency of its vibrations per second, and the softness or loudness of its call. Hanna works with the U-M Biology Department to match each bird’s exact color. Hanna has exhibited both locally and nationally, and her works are in permanent collections at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the C. S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. She received both a BFA and an MA from Eastern Michigan University.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 19-October 7, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Cheryl DawdyRECONSTRUCTED LANDSCAPES: COLLAGE
Cheryl Dawdy

Ann Arbor artist Cheryl Dawdy received her BFA from U-M and then dabbled in different media (printmaking, weaving, natural dyes) until discovering collage. She adores it for its spontaneity and perfect expression of her “make it up as you go along” approach to life.  Expectation invites disappointment, she contends, but an open mind offers unlimited potential. With that attitude, she works with old postcards, paper scraps, and pieces of old wallpaper washed with acrylic paint, creating landscape images some have described as “wonderful little worlds you want to climb into” and “the stuff of dreams.” Dawdy is also a singer for the Ann Arbor based musical performance group the Chenille Sisters.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 19-October 7, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Deborah FehrenbachCONTEMPORARY FORGED JEWELRY
Deborah Fehrenbach

Deborah Fehrenbach believes that jewelry should be fun, bold and exciting. She plays texture against mirror finishes and loves to include movement and dimension to create bold, yet feminine jewelry. She includes Tahitian pearls, natural stones and materials, custom glass, enameling and raku pottery in her designs. Exhibiting her work both nationally and internationally, Fehrenbach also teaches near her studio in southeastern Michigan. Her award winning sterling silver and gold jewelry is all hand fabricated and forged, using traditional goldsmithing techniques combined with unconventional methods. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 19-October 7, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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On display August 19-December 9, 2013

Joanne PorterBOTANICAL WATERCOLORS
Joanne Porter

Local artist, teacher and floral painter Joanne Porter has always been inspired by the seasonal variations in the garden. In her watercolors, she captures the freshness of spring, the warm palette of summer and the crispness of fall. Using many layers of watercolor paint, Porter conveys the delicate movement of the flowers as well as their richness of color. Her educational background includes a BFA and MFA from the U-M School of Art & Design, and her work has been in one person gallery shows and on permanent display in hospitals, businesses and schools throughout southeastern Michigan.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 19-December 9, 2013
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


On display April 15-December 9, 2013

Marvin LipofskyPAPERWEIGHTS & STUDIO GLASS
UM-Dearborn Permanent Art Collection

The American studio glass movement started in 1962 with glass workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art. The workshops, taught by Harvey Littleton along with scientist Dominick Labino, introduced a small furnace built for working glass that made it possible for artists to work in independent studios. The studio glass movement quickly spread north to Michigan, and in 1982, a decision was made that studio glass would be the focus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn permanent art collection, which is housed at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery. This exhibition is a portion of that collection, spotlighting studio glass art by major artists working in the medium, including Dominick Labino, Marvin Lipofsky and Richard Ritter.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 15-December 9, 2013
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display October 14-December 9, 2013

Robert P. KelchA NEW PERSPECTIVE: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Robert P. Kelch, M.D.
Dr. Robert P. Kelch retired from his position as Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2009. He enjoyed a wonderful career in academic medicine  ̶  as a pediatric endocrinologist, physician investigator and administrator. Retirement has given Kelch much more time and energy to devote to his lifelong interest in photography. He especially enjoys photographing beautiful scenes, animals and objects during his many travels and around his home in South Haven, Michigan. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Kate TremelPIERCED PORCELAIN
Kate Tremel
In this current body of work, Kate Tremel is interested in taking a fresh look at traditional pottery forms within a functional context. She has returned to a technique that she learned years ago as an exchange student in Peru – thinning and shaping porcelain using a wooden paddle and river stone. Tremel finds the challenge of piercing the thin walls of the clay at their most fragile state to be an exercise in understanding the fleeting tenuousness of beauty itself. Among other things, Tremel is a lecturer at the U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Bill, U-M Silver Club memberRETAINING IDENTITY: MIXED MEDIA PAINTING
U-M Silver Club
U-M Geriatrics Center Silver Club Memory Loss programs embrace creative enrichment for its members. To further their creative programming, two of the groups, the Day Program and Elderberry Club, have partnered with U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. Professor Anne Mondro’s students and club members share experiences and expertise to create one of a kind works of art. Retaining Identity captures the spirit of creativity and embraces a shared experience.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Marie LaneCERAMIC ANIMALS
Marie Lane
An Ann Arbor ceramist who is legally blind due to glaucoma, Marie Lane discovered the world of clay in the fall of 2002. She enjoys creating an assortment of useful and whimsical ceramics incorporating various techniques. Her tactile reliefs and handcrafted creations are finished with either ceramic glaze or acid wash. Examples of each of these techniques are included in this exhibit. She has received instruction from Professor Sadashi Inuzuka of the U-M School of Art and Design from 2002-2012, the Ox-Bow School for the Arts and locally at Yourist Studio.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Carole HarrisSTITCHED IMPRESSIONS: ART QUILTS
Carole Harris
Textile artist Carole Harris is a Detroit native. Her mother introduced her to needle arts at an early age. After receiving a BFA in art and interior design from Wayne State, she began to explore fibers as an art form. Many of her art quilts have architectural themes but she is most fascinated by the interplay of hue and pattern, often drawing inspiration from the color, energy, movement, and rhythms of ethnographic rituals as well as jazz, blues and gospel music. Harris’ goal is to make her quilts dance with the same excitement, exuberance and joy that music gives her. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, and she is much in demand as a lecturer and juror.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Chris Roberts-AntieauTHE ART OF STORYTELLING: FABRIC APPLIQUÉ
Chris Roberts-Antieau

Chris Roberts-Antieau’s work is about the mysterious origin of joy and the wonder of childhood. To create her witty fabric paintings, she first hunts for her palette of fabrics: linens, flannels, cottons, calicos, even velvet. Then she cuts her designs freehand, using the sewing machine as a drawing tool to define the borders of her figures with a beautiful, almost invisible satin-stitch. Roberts-Antieau then finishes her pieces with hand embroidery work, and frames the finished art behind glass in hand-painted frames. On exhibit in permanent collections across the country, the joy in Roberts-Antieau’s award winning work is contagious.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Lilli BlackburnPOODLE STORIES: WHITEWARE CLAY
Lilli Blackburn

Ann Arbor artist Lilli Blackburn creates functional and sculptural works in clay. In this body of work, poodles are represented in various dilemmas of life. The functional white ware is lighthearted, so simple tasks such as eating and drinking can become playful. Each piece is individually handcrafted with feedback from her standard parti (two-colored) poodle, who loves to crack a joke. Blackburn earned a BFA from Ohio State University, and her studio is Grins Clay.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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